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My interview Razor Sharp 18 February
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp on Tuesday 18 February. (0)

My interview Razor Sharp 11 February 2014
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace on Razor Sharp this morning. The Royal Commission, car industry and age of entitlement get a lot of the coverage. (0)

Razor Sharp 4 February 2014
Me on 4 February 2014 on Razor Sharp with Sharon Firebrace. (0)

Time for a House Un-Australian Activities Committee?
Tony Abbott thinks the Australian Broadcasting Corporation is Un-Australian. I am looking forward to his government setting up the House Un-Australian Activities Committee. (1)

Make Gina Rinehart work for her dole

Sick kids and paying upfront


Save Medicare

Demonstrate in defence of Medicare at Sydney Town Hall 1 pm Saturday 4 January (0)

Me on Razor Sharp this morning
Me interviewed by Sharon Firebrace this morning for Razor Sharp. It happens every Tuesday. (0)

I am not surprised
I think we are being unfair to this Abbott ‘no surprises’ Government. I am not surprised. (0)

Send Barnaby to Indonesia
It is a pity that Barnaby Joyce, a man of tact, diplomacy, nuance and subtlety, isn’t going to Indonesia to fix things up. I know I am disappointed that Barnaby is missing out on this great opportunity, and I am sure the Indonesians feel the same way. [Sarcasm alert.] (0)



Archive for 'Privatisation'

Blame climate change and privatisation, not renewable energy, for the blackout in South Australia

In Independent Australia on Tuesday I discussed the absurdity of the Turnbull Government’s claims that the SA blackouts were caused by renewables. Click here to get to the link to the full article, in which I raise privatisation and climate change as the real culprits of the blackout. SA blackout: The ‘renewables and Labor did it’ tale


Of course the Liberals won’t privatise Medicare

The real threat at the moment to Medicare is not privatisation. It is underfunding. Underfunding is the half way house on the way to privatisation and Labor by its failure to commit to restoring previously agreed $57 billion of funding is a key party to the long term destruction of Medicare.

Abbott government will privatise the air

‘Only socialists and off with the fairies Greenies support free air,’ Mr Abbott said, and added that ‘just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, so there is no such thing as free air.’ ‘The support of the Reformed Labor Party (No Unions Allowed) for this move, one we first floated in 1986 as Option D under Hawke and Keating but which the evil unions defeated, is a great move to doubling our membership from 20 to 15,’ another RLP (NUA) insider said.

The Hazelwood mine fire: privatising disaster

As Luke pointed out when speaking to Red Flag after the meeting, “At the end of the day, everyone in there [the town meeting] is talking about what Hazelwood should do. The only thing Hazelwood’s interested in doing is putting money in its shareholders’ pockets. That’s the only responsibility they’ve got. They got no responsibility to Morwell or the Latrobe Valley community.”

9,000 Tax Office jobs to go?

The crisis in the Australian Tax Office is deepening. Those who administer our tax system want to massively cut the number of full time permanent ATO staff and privatise essential operations.

Privatisation and the bushfires

What role did privatisation play in the Kinglake fire which killed over 100 people? It may have contributed. SP Ausnet has the contract to maintain the power lines in much of eastern Victoria. Some believe a broken power line sparked the Kinglake fire. They have launched a class action against SP Ausnet and the Victorian […]